Looking at your article for 12 Christmas gifts (survival related) I think you missed a good one.
I have about 10 of these now spread throughout the house and my car.
Please note - I have no other interest in the product other than I
think it's the most useful EDC tasklight I've ever used.
It's the Pak-lite. I suggest you take a look. The part I like best is
that I've used one of these as a bedside light for about 3 months now
and the low setting works really well for going around the house.
Since the low setting light is good for about 600 hours on one 9volt
battery.... I think it's got the potential to be the most useful light
you can have in an emergency.
Their web site is at: http://9voltlight.com/
I really suggest you go through the whole site - I found it very
You can also find a few videos for these on you-tube.
Pak-lite LED Flashlight, Basic Economy $10.95
Hi, thanks for your email.
The Pak-lite has been around for a long time and a lot of people do love it. At a time it was a bit of a classic among survivalists and it still is.
The concept is very interesting as a minimalitic light that uses the battery itself as the body. Glowing in the dark makes it easier to find and while not terribly bright it will last for several months, which is its greatest advantage.
I prefer a flashlight that has a body of its own. For a non tactical flashlight, I preffer cheap, easy to find AA and AAA batteries. The user interface is also a bit weird, given the small switch. A twist or clicky interface would be more handy in my opinion. For a few extra bucks I would go for a Fenix E05 in AAA or a E11 in AA. More power, more handy and easier to find batteries. The Eagletac D25C that I listed among the 12 gift ideas and my personal choice for EDC has a moonlight mode that would last several days on a fresh battery.
Having said that there's something to be said of a light that lasts for months when in Low mode, even if that mode isnt very bright. During extended periods of time without power, it would be priceless.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Posted by TheModernSurvivalist at 4:06 PM